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  •  These are voters Obama can swing to us (12+ / 0-)

    but he knows he has to be vewwy vewwy careful how he tries to bring them in.  I'm still saying he was as cautious as he was in Debate 1 because he has an eye to luring VERY reluctant voters and he knows he can't be shouty or smart-mouthed and give them ANY excuse not to come over.

    •  Obama needs to concentrate (1+ / 0-)
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      on those people in his own party who felt no urgency to go to the polls in 2010.  They may need a reason to believe that the president will fight for them in a second term; it's pretty obvious to many of them that he didn't do so in his first term.  Being "vewwy vewwy careful" how he demonstrates his willingness to forcefully support their priorities will not encourage them to fight all the voter suppression tactics and vote this time.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 10:18:37 AM PDT

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      •  Support among Dems is hardened now. (1+ / 0-)
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        These soft Dem voters you're talking about don't exist.  Nobody who voted Obama in 2008 is voting Romney in 2012.  And loads of people didn't turn out in 2010 precisely because Obama wasn't on the ballot, which he is this time, so they'll be back in the fold.

        So, nope.  The only demographic where there's movement now is in the undecideds and Independents.

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